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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Scottish Country Dancing & More

July 6, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) * TONIGHT * PARTY TIME! * MEMBER NEWS * JULY BIRTHDAYS * PHOTOs on WEBSITE * COME DANCE WITH US! CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: for upcoming months: RSCDS HOUSTON WORKSHOP & BALL 2005 (Oct. 7, 8 & 9) HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB: THIS SUNDAY CEILIDH COUNTRY DANCERS OF FT. WORTH THE CELTIC CHORUS OF HOUSTON UPDATE ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: * TONIGHT: We've started on the Houston ball dances (marked with *). We danced: The Clydebank Strathspey, Corn Rigs, Crabbit Shona, The Glen,*Glasgow Country Dance, *Tribute to the Borders, *Sugar Candie and *Deil Amang the Tailors. WELCOME to JENNIFER HAWK who danced with us for the first time this evening and was invited by VALERYE BULL. * PARTY TIME! ** JULY 17 - PARTY IN HONOR OF BARBARA DOWNIE! Barbara has been very generous in playing for our dancing, demos and other events and now that most of her time is in Scotland we want to have a special day in her honor! The party is a brunch on Sunday, July 17, starting at 11:30 am at the home of Ed & Carol Young. If you want to be included in the guest list, let me know at and I'll send you directions, etc. We do need RSVP's so we'll know how many to plan for - everyone (except our guest of honor :-) is asked to bring a food or beverage item to share. Carol Young is making strawberry/spinach salad, marinated tomatoes, Italian lemon soda, herbal water, and ice tea. It would be helpful for those people RSVP'ing to let us know what they are bringing. More info about Barbara at: ** AUGUST 20 - our ranch party in Simonton will be from approximately 4 to 10 pm with dinner at 6 pm - potluck - everyone brings something - the event is entirely outdoors so take that into account in planning clothing, food and activities. RSVPs required - let me know if you want to be on the list; email me at ** SEPTEMBER 17 - dance party at St. Andrews' Episcopal Church in the Heights. I'm in the process of making up the dance list so let me know of any requests. Time from 7 to 10 pm. ** OCTOBER 29 - Our Mystery in Scotland party this year has a Harry Potter theme; with Hogwarts is in Scotland the mystery will include the "Hogwarts Highland Games"; we're busy making plans so it should be fun - mark your calendar for an unique way to celebrate Halloween as well. Email me if you want to be on the guest list! [Valerye suggested going as a group in November to see the new Harry Potter movie so we'll keep that in mind too.] * MEMBER NEWS ** VALERYE BULL leaves in a couple of weeks for vacation in Scotland - if you have any tips or ideas send her an email at: ** LISA SMITH sent photos of her recent trip to Thailand, which can be viewed at ab21-fc7a2fa 5e10b. * JULY BIRTHDAYS 2 - Carol Young 26 - Carol Neal * PHOTOs on the website: my two favorite photos from Lisa Smith's trip to Thailand - one petting a tiger and one being kissed by an elephant. * COME DANCE WITH US! WEDNESDAYS 7-10 pm website: NEW DANCERS WELCOME - Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent / guardian). COST: $5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family) - fourth consecutive Wednesday free. Location: Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas (3rd building on left traveling east from Heights Blvd.; two story red brick;upstairs). MAP: PHOTO OF HALL: ************* CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: current month: for upcoming months: THE COMING WEEK: recurring items can be found on the website. Of note this week: July 7-10 - Grandfather Mountain Highland Games - 50th Anniversary - North Carolina July 9 (Sat) Houston Highland Games Assn group trip to Museum of Natural Science for the Middle Earth/Lord of the Rings exhibit. July 10 (Sun) 2nd meeting of the new Houston Scottish Fiddle Club (see article below) July 12 (Tues) Emily Dugas Band (new) at the Mucky Duck July 13 - WEDNESDAY: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! ************* RSCDS HOUSTON WORKSHOP & BALL 2005 (Oct. 7, 8 & 9) PROGRAM: St Andrews Fair Deil Amang the Tailors Blackadder House Tribute to the Borders Glasgow Country Dance Follow Me Home Cadgers in the Canongate Mrs Stewarts' Jig Highlandman's Umbrella Neidpath Castle Balgeddie Reel Jennifers Jig Sugar Candie Montgomeries Rant Teacher - Fred DeMarse for info on Fred DeMarse: Musicians: Muriel Johnstone and Deby Benton Grosjean ************* HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB: THIS SUNDAY Meeting this Sunday, July 10, 2pm for more info: Robert Wylie 281-870-9853 E-mail Address: ************ CEILIDH COUNTRY DANCERS OF FT. WORTH [Dianna's note: I enjoyed dancing with them last Friday July 1 for their "Red, White & Bluebonnets" party! I especially enjoyed Becky Dodge's new dance with it's double set and links for three. Their group meets on Fridays 7:30 - 10:00 at Ridgelea Presbyterian Church on the Corner of Camp Bowie and Westridge; for more info contact Becky Dodge or phone 817-594-8557. It's a fun group that welcomes newcomers!] excerpt from this week's email notice from them: July 1 2005 There were 19 people present at this week's "mini-social". Light refreshments were provided and everyone had a very enjoyable evening. Jack taught the group a new ceilidh dance and Dianna Shipman, who is visiting from Houston for the weekend, taught one of her dances. Dances included -Highland Fair; Fair in the Highlands (Highland Fair done as a strathspey);Blue Bonnets *Canadian Barn Dance, Saint John River, Cinco de Mayo devised by Becky Dodge, Polharrow Burn, *Sam Houston Reel devised by Dianna Shipman *********** THE CELTIC CHORUS OF HOUSTON UPDATE The Celtic Chorus resumes next Tuesday July 12 and every Tuesday throughout the summer - except for Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday. All meetings will be at Knights of Columbus except the first Tuesday of each month - August 2 first Tuesday location to be announced. website: *************************** Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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